Fury Planning To Fight Until He’s 40
The 31-year-old Tyson Fury has been through a lot. From winning the lineal title to dealing with a dark past, Fury has more experience than most boxers his age. It makes you think: what exactly is his plan when it comes to his future in boxing?
Fury (30-0-1) told ESPN that he has decided to fight for another few years. The lineal and WBC Heavyweight Champion’s deal with ESPN’s Top Rank is expected to expire soon, but he is hoping to have a few more fights under his belt after.
“I’m going to fight on ’til I’m 40 years old,” Fury stated. “I’ve been thinking about it, and there isn’t much else to do anyways. So yeah, I may as well keep fighting. I don’t see anyone out there that can challenge me anyway. I just flattened the best one out there, the toughest opponent out there is Deontay Wilder, and we all saw what happened to him the last time out.”
It wasn’t that long ago when Fury stated he was considering retirement once his current deal with Top Rank is up. He even went on to say back in October that three fights might be his number. Fury has plenty of projects to work on outside of boxing, including another run in WWE if he was interested.
Fury is currently set to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy bout following their February rematch that saw Fury win via TKO in the seventh. Booked originally for the summer, the third fight between the two was moved to October 3 before getting delayed again to November or December at the latest. Now, there are rumors that Fury is working on getting a bout with WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua.
It is unknown the seriousness of the claim or if he would sign a new deal with Top Rank. A win against Joshua to become undisputed heavyweight champion could help prolong his career.